Image of sycamore leafs in fall

Executive Administration

President and CEO – Leonie Mattison, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees

Pacifica is supported by a uniquely gifted and hard-working Board of Trustees. They have fiduciary responsibility for the Institute, approving and monitoring the budget. The Board oversees all policy and long-range planning, and provides ongoing advice in their various areas of expertise. Their outstanding contributions and ongoing involvement are invaluable to the growth and well-being of the school.

Thyonne Gordon, Ph.D., CHAIR

Holding a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University, Dr. Gordon brings an extensive experiential background in organizational structure and management to Pacifica’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Gordon is a Business Profit Strategist, Producer and Writer working with small business Executives to accelerate their growth through her proven methodology of S.T.O.R.Y. (Structure, Targets, Ownership, Relatability and YOU). She joined the Pacifica Board of Trustees in 2007 and became Chair in 2015.
Thyonne Gordon

Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D., TRUSTEE

Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph. D. is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Carpinteria, CA. She is past president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, where she trained, and founding board member and a president of the Philemon Foundation. She has numerous publications and lectures internationally on Jungian topics, mythology, the environment, and narcissism. Dr. Swift Furlotti established the Carl Jung Professorial Endowment in Analytical Psychology at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She is also on the board of the Foundation for Anthropological Research and Environmental Studies (FARES) and is delighted to have joined the Pacifica Graduate Institute Board of Trustees in 2014.
Nancy Swift Furlotti

Kate Baumgart Hogenson, TRUSTEE

Kate is a strategic consultant in experiential and retention marketing for Fortune 500 companies across travel, hospitality, retail, entertainment, and financial industries, as well as pro bono work for the International Association of Analytical Psychology and the CG Jung Institute of Chicago. Her work focuses on finding actionable insights from consumer behavior and strategic recommendations for fostering emotional loyalty. She holds a Masters of Public and Private Management from Yale University and is delighted to have joined the Pacifica Graduate Institute Board of Trustees in 2018.
Kate Baumgart Hogenson

Frank N. McMillan III, TRUSTEE

An award-winning author, educator and speaker, Frank N. McMillan III has taught courses in North American, Physical, and World Geography at Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, and Del Mar College. In 2013 he was inducted into the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) as an honorary member at its XIX International Congress held in Copenhagen, Denmark. His YA novel Cezanne Is Missing (2006) has been taught in schools around the country and his middle reader The Young Healer won the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) Foundation Book of the Year Award in 2012 and was a Mark Twain Readers’ Award finalist in 2015. His non-fiction work Finding Jung was published by Texas A&M University Press in 2012. Recently, he founded the Frank N. McMillan Jr. Institute for Jungian Studies in Houston, Texas. Frank joined the Pacifica Graduate Institute Board of Trustees in 2018.
Frank N McMillan

Dick Osborn, Ph.D., TRUSTEE

Dr. Osborn spent 49 1/2 years in K-university education as a 7th/8th grade classroom teacher and principal, parochial high school teacher/principal, superintendent, college president, and accreditation officer. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Columbia Union College and a master’s and PhD in history from the University of Maryland. He and his wife have two children who have given birth to five grandchildren. He is retired living in Moreno Valley, CA. Dr. Osborn joined the Pacifica Graduate Institute Board of Trustees in 2021.
Dick Osborn

Thomas L. Steding, Ph.D., TRUSTEE

Dr. Steding has been CEO of over ten high tech companies and active Chairman of several others. He is also Chairman and Founder of Quadrix Partners, a leadership consulting organization providing powerful leading edge consultation and intervention for creating high execution organizations. Dr. Steding holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, California, and a MS in Management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California where he graduated top of his class. He was a commissioned officer and the Distinguished Graduate of Armor Officer Basic at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He is the co-author of Built on Trust – How to Gain Competitive Advantage in Any Organization, Contemporary Press, 2000, and Leadership in Depth, currently in preparation. Dr. Steding joined the Pacifica Graduate Institute Board of Trustees in 2013.
Thomas Steding

Simeon R. Stewart II, TRUSTEE

Simeon R. Stewart II is the owner of Stewart Manhattan, Inc. a construction management firm that specializes in design-build construction management, renovation and tenant improvements. The firm also manages the design, installation and integration of commercial multimedia systems. Stewart has managed a multimillion dollar portfolio of over 500 projects within the state of California, in multiple roles – Construction Manager; General Contractor; Design/Builder; Specialty Sub-Contractor and Multimedia Integrator. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Stewart has earned MBA and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Marshall School of Business. He currently sits on the board of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Marshall School of Business, chairs the Black Alumni Council of USC’s Black Alumni Association and serves on the President’s Advisory Council of the Brotherhood Crusade.
Simeon R. Stewart


Ada Yeh recently retired after a 31 year career in Human Resources at Warner Bros. Her most recent role, was Vice President, Head of Human Resources the Television Groups, including WB Television, Warner Horizon Scripted & Unscripted, WB Animation, Telepictures, Shed Media and Alloy Entertainment and Blue Ribbon Content. While based at the Studio in Burbank, California, she was responsible for overseeing multiple aspects of HR, including employee relations and investigations, training and development, compensation and benefits and talent acquisition. In her role, she closely collaborated with both divisional presidents, department heads and production executives to address priorities and objectives with a focus on human capital management. Ada graduated from the University of Southern California in 1989 from the Annenberg School of Communications and a minor from the Marshall School of Business. She joined Warner Bros. shortly after graduation and spent her entire working career at the Studio.
Ada Yeh